Magecart 5 Linked to Carbanak Gang


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Researchers have linked Magecart Group 5, the credit-card skimming cybercriminals behind the Ticketmaster breach, to Dridex phishing campaigns and the infamous Carbanak group.

Magecart 5 specifically targets the supply-chain used by e-commerce merchants; in the Ticketmaster attack for instance, it targeted a chat feature hosted by a third party. It’s a bang-for-the-buck strategy that potentially gives it access to hundreds or even thousands of websites downstream.

“This kind of supply-chain attack, where thousands of stores are loading altered code, have a much higher return than individually targeting stores,” explained researchers at Malwarebytes, in an analysis on Tuesday.

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